SCCC is known for our innovative programming. Beyond traditional community centre initiatives, we offer a wide range of creative opportunities for recreation, education, athletics, community participation and inclusive social interaction.
This year, we hope to transform an underutilized portion of the SCCC gym into an indoor rock climbing zone. Sport climbing was introduced into the 2020Olympics this year and given its growing popularity, we are excited to make rock climbing more accessible for children and families in our community who often face financial and other barriers to sport participation.
SCCC is seeking financial support to assist with the initial costs associated with building the rock climbing wall and to cover additional equipment expenses such as children’s shoes and harnesses.
To support this community initiative, click here.
A tax receipt will be issued for all contributions over $25.00.
Since 2017, SCCC has been working with residents in apartment buildings in the Alexandra Park and surrounding community to implement innovative waste reduction activities. With support from the City of Toronto, SCCC established a Sewing Repair Hub to promote a culture of repair and reuse of clothing and other textiles, thereby reducing the amount of textiles discarded each year. In 2020, SCCC supported Sewing Hub participants to develop a women-led social enterprise – Stitch Lab 707 (https://scaddingcourt.org/stitch-lab/) – which provides accessible adult education and skills development opportunities as well as meaningful economic participation activities that contribute to waste reduction. Please visit https://www.stitchlab.ca/ to see the variety of products available!
We are thrilled to be recipients of the Toronto Foundation 2022/23 Vital Signs Grant and to be featured in their Good to Give Guide. Check page 8 out here: https://torontofoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/TF-GoodtoGive2022-Full.pdf
Alexandra Park Community Centre continues to deliver critical lunchtime meals to low-income, racialized and newcomer seniors living in tall towers in the Alexandra Park/Atkinson Co-op community, and those living in close proximity who are also low-income, isolated and often racialized or newcomer seniors.
Our community elders need us more than ever, now. As the neighbourhood continues to change with its ongoing revitalization, many under-served residents have been further isolated and placed on the margins by this pandemic.
Every dollar counts and matters so much. Please consider donating to APCC’s Emergency Senior Meals Program in the drop-down box here.
Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre continues to deliver critical literacy and information/referral services to under-serviced, low-income, often newcomer, adult learners. These times have become even more challenging for isolated, racialized, newcomer low-income communities. Keeping residents connected and learning, engaging and building networks is more important now that ever before. Please consider making a contribution to our adult literacy programs directly here.
Please know all your funds are going to support critical services and programs in a community that is significantly under-served and often unrecognized as a low-income pocket of a largely middle income neighbourhood.